Welcome to Yellowstone County MTGenWeb Project

County Record Collection

 

Note: Most of these records inter-connect with the other record forms.

 

 

HISTORY OF THE YELLOWSTONE VALLEY MONTANA

The attached file was derived from the book HISTORY OF THE YELLOWSTONE VALLEY MONTANA published by the Western Historical Publishing Company, Spokane, Washington. There is no author named and no copyright date. Based on family information the book is circa 1907/1908. It appears to be a “vanity press” publication.

Majority of the names listed in the index have detailed biographies and some include pictures. Lookups from the book are available. Please contact Michael V Hoines at the following address ------- mthoines@yahoo.com

 

 

Billings Early Buildings

Montana Avenue buildings and addresses for 1905 and 1925; owners and some pictures

 

Billings History

Description of Billings, Canyon Creek & Coulson Creation; maps, and census from 1880 to 2000.

 

Billings Information

Chronoligical information identifying significant events that occurred before and during the early years associated with the formation of Billings.

 

Billings Land Plats

Listings and descriptions of some city land plats and files held by the forum. Three dimensional view of early Billings.

 

Billings Sugar Factory

Short description of the Great Western Sugar Factory

 

Billings Water Plant

Contains some relative information about the first water plant. The concrete river dam created by the city across the Yellowstone River for the plants operation is located in the Cochran files description of the June 6th Josephine Riverboat travel.

 

Coulson & Billings Integrated City Map

Depiction made in 1909 shows the two towns joined, along with the Yegen Power Plant start of construction. Attached picture depicted in Coral PhotoPaint Version 9. [480 K]

 

Coulson Pictures

Some photos from the YGF collection of Coulson & Billings.

 

County Boundary Area

Area and borders of county from 1892 through 2000; with some commentary & map.

 

Histories Records-Vol 1

Books and film records about the counties in Montana and various genealogical holdings in the Parmly Library and the YGF Gen-Room

 

Histories Records-Vol 2

Books and film records about the counties in Montana and various genealogical holdings in the LDS Family History Center on Belvedere. [Note – Effective January 2004, will be located at6th St West and Ave D.]

 

Histories Records-Vol 3

Books and film records about the counties in Montana and various genealogical holdings in the LDS Family History Center on Wickes’ Lane. [Note – Effective January 2004, will be located at6th St West and Ave D.]

 

Land Procurement Availability

Identifies the three methods to obtain land in the county: Homesteading, Railroad Acquisition, or Speculation. Sub-elements of each are described for the original settler’s choices.

 

Logan Field

Development of the Billings Airport

 

Maps of Montana & Local Area

Contact webmaster for information regarding listed maps and reported details. This file is over 2MB. There are no direct links to all the sources.

 

Photos

Early Yellowstone County photos.

 

Riverboats on the Yellowstone

Listing of steamers from 1836 to 1882 that traveled on the Yellowstone, along with a brief summary of where each went. Some photos attached.

 

Rootsweb

Rootsweb’s Surname, County and State Resource sites - a very useful tool.

 

Sugar Factory 1907

Pages of financial registers from the Billings Sugar Factory. Very poor copies as ink was fading and difficult to scan. Ledgers are held by the Western Heritage; pictures of the ledgers copied are shown in the pdf file for reference. Most all pages are blank, as the firm is very young. (About 28meg)

 

Towns

 

During the formation of Yellowstone County in the 1880’s from Big Horn and Custer Counties there were many small towns, stage stops and post office drops that do not appear on the government link.

 

Yellowstone County Beginning

Description of the county, its origin, name and relative facts. Contains numerous links.

 

Yellowstone County 1894 Tax & Resident Index

Collected by Faith Barnwell, these Billings Gazette articles provide a composite listing of the residents. References to pictures of some residents are presented.

 

 

 

 

Revised 2 Feb, 2013  - added County information from Barnwell.